ICBA held its’ annual Capital Summit April 28-May 1, 2019. CBA’s delegation met with Senator Perdue’s staff, Sen. Isakson’s staff, and eleven Congressmen or their senior aides in an effort to advance regulatory relief. ICBA’s Community Focus 2020 outlines the community bank agenda for regulatory relief. During our visits, CBA’s delegation specifically discussed modernizing the Bank Secrecy Act, ending credit union and farm credit tax subsidies, enhancing customer data security, safe harbor for legal cannabis banking, and reforming the housing-finance system. Click on each of the subjects to learn more about our discussions for each topic. In addition, our CBA delegation discussed disaster relief that is needed in our state from the impact of Hurricane Michael. Unfortunately, the disaster relief funds are tied up in political discussions and are not anticipated to be finalized in the near future. We tried to provide anecdotal information from our bankers in Southwest Georgia. We will continue to advocate for the need of disaster relief fund as soon as possible. Our communities are anxious to start rebuilding and moving forward.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Relations